Leyte Normal University

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Leyte Normal University
Pamantasang Normal ng Leyte
Former names
Leyte Provincial Normal School (1921); Leyte Normal School (1952); Leyte State College (1976)
Type State university
Established 1921
President Dr. Jude Altiveros Duarte, DPA
Location Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
11°14′16″N 125°00′05″E / 11.23778°N 125.00139°E / 11.23778; 125.00139Coordinates: 11°14′16″N 125°00′05″E / 11.23778°N 125.00139°E / 11.23778; 125.00139
Campus Urban
Blue and Gold
Nickname LNU
Website www.lnu.edu.ph

The Leyte Normal University is a public university in the Philippines. It is mandated to provide higher professional and special instructions for special purposes and to promote research and extension services, advanced studies and progressive leadership in education and other related fields.[1] Its main campus is in Tacloban City.[2]


The history of Leyte Normal University dates back to the pre-war years. It came into being in 1921 as the Provincial Normal School, a mere adjunct of the Leyte High School. It eventually outgrew its base becoming a two-year collegiate training institution in 1938. It became a degree-granting four-year college complete with a training department in 1952. It was then known as Leyte Normal School.

On June 14, 1976, it was converted into the Leyte State College by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 944, signed by then Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. In 1993, the late Cong. Cirilo Roy Montejo filed House Bill No. 22 in the House of Representatives proposing the conversion of the college into a university. This bill was sponsored by former Sen. Letecia Ramos-Shahani in the Senate. On February 23, 1995, the college was converted into the Leyte Normal University though R.A. 7910.

Sometime in April 1996, the university was proclaimed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the Center of Excellence for Teacher Education in Region VIII from 1996 to 2001. Then in August 2008, CHED again awarded LNU as Center of Excellence for Teacher Education from 2008 - 2011.


(Effective until April 2016)[3]

Vice Presidents Name
Academic Affairs Dr. Evelyn B. Aguirre
Administration and Finance Dr. Clemelle L. Montallana
Research and Extension Dr. Nestor Sedanza
Deans Name
College of Education Prof. Lina Fabian
College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Cleofe L. Lajara
College of Management and Entrepreneurship Dr. Ariel B. Lunzaga
Graduate School Dr. Myrna Macalinao
Student Affairs Dr. Marife N. Daga


  1. ^ Philippine Republic Act 7910 Section 2
  2. ^ Philippine Republic Act 7910 Section 1
  3. ^ LNU Special Orders 19-51, series of 2015